Windows Xp Home retail is taking ten minutes to load.

Windows Xp Home retail is taking ten minutes to load.

Post by YXBweTM » Sun, 25 Jun 2006 22:54:01


Can any person help with this matter. I am running windos xp home retail
version.
the computer is taking about ten minutes to load and then is running very
slowly.
 
 
 

Windows Xp Home retail is taking ten minutes to load.

Post by Malk » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 00:01:12


This can be caused by a number of things:

1. Virus/malware infection.
2. Too many legitimate programs/processes running at startup.
3. The hard drive using PIO data transfer method instead of DMA.
Etc.

Unfortunately, you haven't given us any information about your computer
expect basically that "it's broken" so it is impossible to provide focused
troubleshooting. Refer to this site for the details you should include in a
newsgroup post:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

In the meantime:

1. Make sure the computer is virus/malware-free:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #Removing_Malware

2. If the machine is clean, do clean-boot troubleshooting:
Clean boot in Windows XP - http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Clean-boot advanced troubleshooting in Windows XP -
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
and How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP -
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

3. Check the data transfer mode:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a professional computer repair
shop (not your local version of BigStoreUSA).

Malke
--
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic"

 
 
 

Windows Xp Home retail is taking ten minutes to load.

Post by John » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 00:05:26


Any changes to hardware or software lately ?
Spyware / adware present ?

John7
 
 
 

Windows Xp Home retail is taking ten minutes to load.

Post by Ken Blake, » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 03:48:45


It's very difficult to tell what's wrong, since you've provided very little
information, but such problems are very often caused by infestation of
spyware and/or viruses. What anti-virus and anti-spyware programs do you
run, and do you keep them up to date with the latest definitions?


--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup
 
 
 

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Post by YXBweTM » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 06:41:01

Hi John.
I have no new software and no new hardware.
 
 
 

Windows Xp Home retail is taking ten minutes to load.

Post by YXBweTM » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 06:41:03

Hi Ken
I am sorry I didn'tleave any computer details.
I have Microsoft one Care. I have a Intel Celeron 2.4Ghz. 60Ghz Hdrive. I
have all major spyware programs. and even when I have run then all I still
have a very slow start up computer running very slow.
 
 
 

Windows Xp Home retail is taking ten minutes to load.

Post by Ken Blake, » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 07:53:12


You still didn't answer the questions I asked.

What does "all major spyware programs" programs mean? Please be specific.

Are they up to date? When was the last time you updated each of them?

If you're relying on OneCare for your antivirus, you may be infected with a
virus. I recommend that you run the on-line virus scan at
http://www.yqcomputer.com/


--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup
 
 
 

Windows Xp Home retail is taking ten minutes to load.

Post by Malk » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 07:56:54


If you are quite sure the computer is clean, then do as I previously
suggested::

1. Do the clean-boot troubleshooting.
2. Check the data transfer mode of the hard drive.

Malke
--
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic"
 
 
 

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Post by John » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 20:50:48

Hi Appy33,


You need at least:
A. Spybot Search and Destroy www.safer-networking.org
B. Adaware
www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/
C. Ccleaner www.ccleaner.com

1. You have all major protection software....
Go check it's trustworthyness at:
www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
There is software disguised as protection software which does the opposite.
Remove rogue software.
DO NOT REBOOT unless told.

2. Open up Task Manager (CTL+ALT+DEL), tab Processes.
Use google to see what is said about the individual pocesses.
www.liutilities.com a.o. provides trustworthy info.
Kill the dangerous ones.
DO NOT REBOOT unless told..

From now on: DO NOT START INTERNET EXPLORER untill finished.

3. Run Spybot Search & Destroy
Immunize your system
Go to Mode | Advanced mode, click Tools down left.
Enable tools: Resident, ActiveX, BHOs, browser Pages, IE tweaks, Hosts File,
Process List, System startup, Winsock LSPs
In left pane walk down the selected tools.
In Resident: enable SDhelper., consider TeaTimer.
In ActiveX: remove Red marked ones, carefully check the unmarked.
In BHOs: remove Red marked ones, carefully check the unmarked.
In Browser Page: change hijacks to www.google.com or something.
In Hosts File: Add Spybot S&D hosts list.
In System Startup: disable suspicious files (those found at Task Manager
manual kill)
In Winsock LSPs: remove red marked ones.
Go to tab Spybot S&D (top left).
Scan system, remove infections.
DO NOT REBOOT unless told.

4. Run Adaware to scan system and remove malware.
DO NOT REBOOT unless told.

5. Run Ccleaner to clean out the far corners.

6. Reboot and see how system performs now.
If malware comes back repeat the above.

7. Consider disk check, then defrag.

HTH,
John






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Post by Alia » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 21:11:46


How do you do that?

Alias
 
 
 

Windows Xp Home retail is taking ten minutes to load.

Post by YXBweTM » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 22:32:01

i John
I have the following spyware.Aol Spyware, CCleaner, Hijack this,
CWshredder,Windows defender, Stinger Virus, Spybot serch and destroy, Adaware
lavasoft.
I am going through the process of doing all virus scans and spyware scans.
So please be patient ? as you know it takes a while.
Thank you for all your help and I will get back to you soon.

Brian

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Windows Xp Home retail is taking ten minutes to load.

Post by Malk » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 23:42:49


Go to the link I previously gave the OP. Here it is again for your
convenience:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Malke
--
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic"
 
 
 

Windows Xp Home retail is taking ten minutes to load.

Post by Alia » Tue, 27 Jun 2006 00:01:47


Thank you.

Alias